Civil War Monument - Westbrook, ME
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 43° 40.715 W 070° 21.490
19T E 390523 N 4837070
Quick Description: The Westbrook Civil War Monument is located in Riverbank Park.
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 10/29/2011 6:09:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMCZ6J
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 6

Long Description:

The Civil War Monument in Westbrook is an approximately 6' high bronze sculpture of a Union soldier on a 10' base created by Theo Alice Rugg Kitson. The contractor for the monument was Charles Ames and the statue was cast at the Gorham Manufacturing Company, foundry. It was dedicated on July 4, 1917. The rear of the plinth is inscribed: this bronze figure was the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Woodbury K. Dana to the City of Westbrook, 1917. The monument was cleaned in, May 1995, by Richardson Monuments of South Portland, Maine.

A uniformed Union soldier has his right foot in front of his left as if he is walking. He is looking to the left. He is holding a rifle, on its side, by the butt with his right hand. The barrel of the rifle resting on his right shoulder. His left hand is at his waist . A knapsack is slung over his left shoulder and rests on his right hip and he is carrying a canteen. The monument is set in the center of a grassy circle.

plaque on the front of the base is inscribed:

WESTBROOK
HONORS HER SONS AND DAUGHTERS
WHO STROVE BY THEIR
LOYALTY SELF SACRIFICE AND DEVOTION
TO PRESERVE AND CEMENT THE UNION
IN THE DAYS OF THE CIVIL WAR
1861-1865

A plaque on the right side of the base is inscribed:

THE DEMANDS FOR
LOYALTY TO OUR COUNTRY
ARE AS GREAT UPON THE SONS
AS THEY WERE UPON THE SIRES
THE SAFETY OF THE COUNTRY
LIES IN THE INTELLIGENCE
THE MORAL CHARACTER THE PATRIOTISM
OF HER CITIZENS

A plaque on the left side of the base is inscribed:

IN COMMEMORATION
OF THE
MEN OF WESTBROOK MAINE
WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY
ON LAND AND SEA
IN ALL
THE WARS OF THE NATION

Date Installed or Dedicated: 7/4/1917

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Mr. and Mrs. Woodbury K. Dana

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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